Iridium

Iridium


The Iridium communication satellites have a peculiar shape with three polished door-sized antennas, 120° apart and at 40° angles with the main bus.

Occasionally, an antenna reflects sunlight directly down at Earth, creating a predictable and quickly moving illuminated spot on the surface below of about 10 km diameter. To an observer this looks like a bright flash, or flare in the sky, with a duration of a few seconds.

This app displays in real-time where is each Iridium satellite, predicts when these flares will occur from the observer's position and allows from the 3D locator, locate the exact point in the night sky.

Gets the data needed from android device (accelerometer, compass, location) and from the following urls:
www.celestrak.com and www.heavens-above.com

Recent changes:
V2.1
-Now the app can be move to SD
-Updated To v.3 In-app Billing (for donations).

V2.0

-After 5 seconds, automatically displays Next Flares windows.
It can be changed from the preferences menu.
-New menu to display on newer devices.
-The initial magnification changes in tablets.
-New link-donation from visible passes.

V.1.92
-Fixed another bug data access.
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4.2
User ratings
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Installs
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Concerns
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File size
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About Iridium
The Iridium communication satellites have a peculiar shape with three polished door-sized antennas, 120° apart and at 40° angles with the main bus.

Occasionally, an antenna reflects sunlight directly down at Earth, creating a predictable and quickly moving illuminated spot on the surface below of about 10 km diameter. To an observer this looks like a bright flash, or flare in the sky, with a duration of a few seconds.

This app displays in real-time where is each Iridium satellite, predicts when these flares will occur from the observer's position and allows from the 3D locator, locate the exact point in the night sky.

Gets the data needed from android device (accelerometer, compass, location) and from the following urls:
www.celestrak.com and www.heavens-above.com

Recent changes:
V2.1
-Now the app can be move to SD
-Updated To v.3 In-app Billing (for donations).

V2.0

-After 5 seconds, automatically displays Next Flares windows.
It can be changed from the preferences menu.
-New menu to display on newer devices.
-The initial magnification changes in tablets.
-New link-donation from visible passes.

V.1.92
-Fixed another bug data access.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Apr 14, 2015
Note4/Tablet Works great on my Note 4, but will not show the path of or the iridium location when trying to view.
A Google User
Apr 8, 2015
Must know what's up. This app is a tool to help you see an iridium flare. You need to know what's up to sort that out innit
A Google User
Jan 26, 2015
Star Moon
A Google User
Dec 15, 2014
Map view issue The map view doesn't work! Only for this issue I'd give 5 star.
A Google User
Nov 15, 2014
Outstanding
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